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Mississippi is a southern state of the United States and is considered part of the Deep South. The state takes its name from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary. Tennessee lies to the north and Alabama to the east, and it has a small coastline on the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
The name Mississippi, which means "great river," comes from either Ojibwe, a Native More...
Tunica is a casino resort town in northwest part of Mississippi on the Mississippi river. Just a few years about Tunica was nothing more than a farming community with fields of cotton, beans, and rice. Tunica County was the poorest county in the United States and had a very high unemployment rate. Within a few years Tunica has evolved into the 3rd largest gaming market in the country behind Las Vegas and Atlantic City. In Tunica you can find abundant gaming, Las Vegas style entertainment, world class golf, and gourmet dining. Attractions More...
Port Gibson is located in the western region of Mississippi. It is the county seat of Claiborne County and named for its founder, Samuel Gibson. It is located approximately 61.5 miles west of Mississippi's capitol city, Jackson. Port Gibson is known as the city "too beautiful to burn", as proclaimed by U.S. Major General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, according to local legend. Port Gibson is the third oldest city in Mississippi and was founded in 1802.Activities
• Annual Heritage Festival is held on the last weekend in More...
While Oxford has no luxury hotels, a boutique hotel is planned to be located just off the Square behind city hall. It will feature a Viking Culinary Arts Institute, spa, and fine dining. Until it is built, the closest you will get to luxury is to stay at a bed and breakfast. Oxford has a large number of hotel rooms for a town of its size. However, if you are coming for a game weekend, nearly all the rooms are presold as a package deal for the season. Occasional rooms do open up though, but chances are slim. The next closest town with motels is Batesville (25 miles) to More...
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One favorite watering hole is the Burgundy Room, which has a great balcony overlooking the Square. You can access it by a staircase between Old Venice and the Southside Gallery. The City Grocery Bar is located a few doors down above its namesake restaurant. It also has a great balcony, but the Burgundy Room is more popular with younger preppy college students, while the twenty-something and older crowd tends to prefer "The Grocery." The Downtown Grill also has a great upscale bar popular with preppy students and the older crowd alike. "The More...
For a town of only 15,000 (25,000 when school is in session), Oxford is blessed with a wide variety of dining choices. Home to the Southern Foodways Alliance , Oxford has evolved into a "mecca....which draws professional food scholars as well as amateur eaters" according to Food & Wine writer, Pete Wells. City Grocery, The Downtown Grill, 208, and L&M's Salumeria are highly recommended for upscale fine dining. For more casual fare, you can't go wrong with Old Venice or Ajax. For a true Mississippi More...